(1906 - 1975)
Crockett Johnson was the pen name of cartoonist and children’s book illustrator David Johnson Leisk (October 20, 1906–July 11, 1975). He is perhaps best known for the comic strip Barnaby (1942–1952) and the Harold series of books begun with Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Some precise and some speculative interpretations of the meaning of a dog’s bark at certain times and in certain [illustrated] circumstances.
Barnaby was a comic strip which began April 20, 1942 in the newspaper PM and was later syndicated in 64 American newspapers (for a combined circulation of more than 5,500,000).
Barnaby wishes for a fairy godmother and gets Mr. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irish fairy godfather.
Barnaby and Mr. O’Malley (1944)
Further adventures of five year old Barnaby and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O’Malley.
Barnaby Volume One (2013)
This first volume of the complete Barnaby comic strip covers 1942-1943, as Barnaby first meets his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irishman.
Barnaby Volume Three (2015)
Barnaby, a precocious five year old, tries to restrain his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley a cigar smoking Irishman.
Barnaby Volume Two (2014)
Further adventures of Barnaby, a precocious five year old and his Fairy Godfather, Mr. O’Malley. These strips were originally published in 1944-1945.
Big Fat Little Lit (2003)
A collection of short comic book stories by various authors and illustrators.
The Blue Ribbon Puppies (1958)
Two children wanting to award a blue ribbon to the best puppy decide they are all best in some way.
The Carrot Seed (1945)
Everyone tells him his carrot won’t come up, but the little boy knows better.
Castles in the Sand (1965)
When Ben and Ann write something in the sand it immediately appears.
Collier’s Collects Its Wits (1941)
A collection of cartoons that appeared in Collier’s Weekly magazine in 1940-41.
Ellen’s Lion: Twelve Stories (1959)
Twelve stories about Ellen’s stuffed lion.
The Emperor’s Gifts (1965)
The young emperor redeploys the gifts he has received from other potentates to help them overcome their faults.
The Frowning Prince (1959)
When the prince announces he has an immovable frown, the grand vizier prescribes someone with an irresistible smile.
Good Times Together (1958)
Gordy and the Pirate (1965)
Gordy turns down many opportunities for adventure on his way home from school
The Happy Egg (1967)
The egg gets sat on and sat on and sat on in this early reader.
The Happy Egg (2005)
The early life story of an egg and its bird.